Storm death toll climbs to 28

May 3, 2010 6:43:26 PM PDT
Muddy waters poured over the banks of Nashville's swollen Cumberland River on Monday, spilling into Music City's historic downtown streets while rescuers using boats and Jet Skis plucked stranded residents away from their flooded homes as the death toll from the weekend storms climbed to 28 people in three states. Kentucky Emergency Management officials say one death in Barren County and one in Madison County are weather-related.

Officials in Nashville are preparing for more deaths and for the Cumberland River, which winds through the Music City, to crest more than 11 feet, putting portions of downtown in danger of the kind of damage experienced by thousands of residents whose homes were swamped by flash floods.

At least 11 are dead in Tennessee and four in northern Mississippi.